Large luxury apartment in Grade II-listed country manor house for sale with DM & Co. Homes

A rare opportunity has emerged to buy a large and luxurious apartment in a Grade II*-listed country manor house located in an exclusive semi-rural area of the West Midlands.

DM & Co. Homes is marketing the three-bedroomed property at No.1 Berkswell Hall, which lies next to the village of Berkswell in the Metropolitan Borough of Solihull, with a guide price of £9

The ground floor apartment has a large breakfast kitchen dining area, a grand library sitting room, three spacious double bedrooms and several original features including high ceilings, spectacular ceiling roses and tall sash windows.

Kathy Griffiths, head of Premium at DM & Co. Homes, said: “This really is a rare chance to buy a luxury pad in what is a magnificently converted country manor house steeped in history.

“The driveway approach to this property is outstanding, with the buildings stunning architecture set within immaculately maintained grounds.

“The apartment is the largest of 16 at the property and quite simply takes your breath away because of its pristine presentation”.

“With almost 2,500 sq ft of accommodation it would be ideal either as a main residence or as a fabulous country escape, lock and leave but it has to be viewed to fully appreciate its splendour.”

Ms Griffiths explained that an historic residence has existed on the site since the 16th century when the Manor of Berkswell was created as a gift of the Crown.

It was originally the home of the Marow family, descendants of William Marow, a former Lord Mayor of London, and the property was substantially rebuilt in its present form in 1815 by Sir John Eardley-Wilmot, one of the Eardley-Wilmot baronets.

Between 1843 and 1860 the house was occupied by a school but was restored as a residence by Thomas Walker in 1861 and sold to Joshua Hirst Wheatley in 1888. Wheatley and his son served as High Sheriffs of Warwickshire in 1896 and 1934.

In 1984 the estate was sold for development and the house was converted into apartments, although the surrounding land is still privately owned by the Berkswell Estate and the Wheatley family.

Kathy said: “The grandeur and presence of this property is just incredible, from the long sweeping drive to the charming entrance hall still displaying the original servant call bells.

“Berkswell Hall retains many of its original features which make the Grade II*-listed building quite simply impossible not to fall in love with – it really does make you feel like Lord of the Manor!

“The apartment’s location on the ground level gives direct access to the grounds from three points including the library and bedroom two – it’s like having a huge garden without the maintenance!

“Upon entering it is hard not to appreciate the finish and thought that has gone into the interiors, with spectacular ceiling heights, remarkable ceiling roses and architraves, and stunning tall sash windows that drench the rooms with light.

“The large kitchen diner has an abundance of hand painted units, built in appliances and a central island, with plenty of space to cook, eat and entertain whilst soaking up the views over the impressive lawns.

“The sitting room really is the showstopper lined with an inspiring book collection, wood panelling and fabulous feature fireplace.

“Whilst there are three bedrooms, the current owners chose to transform the largest into an impressive dining room with office space, and the intricate cornicing and large marble fireplace make it a wonderful entertaining space.

“Even the corridor is delightful, leading to a lovely family bathroom, access to a quaint central courtyard area, and two further bedrooms.

“The principal bedroom is beautifully decorated with an impressive ensuite bathroom, and the light simply spills into this gorgeous room through the huge sash window.

“Bedroom two acts as a pretty, spacious guest room with double doors onto a charming patio, perfect for enjoying a morning cup of tea.

“The grounds here are simply spectacular, with acres of lawns and an abundance of beautiful trees maintained to exceptionally high standards, and there is plenty of parking at the front of the property, including a garage.”

Berkswell is a pretty village just two miles from Balsall Common and just over eight miles from Solihull, with Berkswell train station a short drive away, and the future HS2 hub only eight minutes away.

Birmingham International Airport is just under six miles away, as is the M42 providing excellent access to the major road networks.

Kathy added: “The location and transport links make this property a real option for London commuters – to enjoy country living while having very quick and easy access to the city.”

The apartment is on a long leasehold with 962 years remaining, and vacant possession is available on completion of the sale.

To view the Berkswell Hall apartment, call Kathy Griffith at DM & Co. Homes on 01564 777 314 or email premium@dmandcohomes.co.uk.

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For further information, please contact: 

Kathy Griffiths, Head of Premium, DM & Co. Homes

T: 01564 777 314 E: Kathy.griffiths@dmandcohomes.co.uk

Unit 2, Forest Court Shopping Centre, Dorridge, Solihull, B93 8FG

www.dmandcohomes.co.uk

Editors’ notes:

DM & Co. Homes is a local, independent estate agent covering Solihull, Dorridge, Lapworth, Tanworth-in-Arden and the surrounding areas.

The company has traditional high street offices at The Forest Shopping Centre, Station Road in Dorridge and at The Pavilions, Cranmore Drive in Solihull, along with a recently launched Land and New Homes division that is quickly growing.

It has made a major investment in its head office, based on Cranmore Drive, where its land & new homes, lettings, financial advisors, sales progressors and administration teams are based.

DM & Co. Home’s media team also operates from the Cranmore Drive offices, providing photography, video and content planning that attracts more than 100,000 views a month via YouTube, Facebook and Instagram.

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